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best pecan pie

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Tam D
The Dalles, OR

There's always more than one way to do a thing, I know. But in my book, grandma's pecan pie recipe is the best and only way to make it! Try it -- you'll see what I mean. Old-fashioned, straight-forward, rich, sweet, and delicious.

★★★★★ 1
serves 8-12
prep time 10 Min
cook time 55 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For best pecan pie

  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 1/3 c
    sugar
  • 3
    eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 c
    brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1 c
    dark corn syrup
  • 2/3-1 c
    pecans, chopped

How To Make best pecan pie

  • 1
    Prepare pie crust for a deep 9" pie plate.
  • 2
    Cream together the butter and sugar, with a mixer, until pale yellow.
  • 3
    Beat in the eggs. Then add the brown sugar, salt, vanilla, and syrup, and mix well. Stir in pecans.
  • 4
    Pour the filling into the prepared, unbaked, crust. Bake at 350* for about 55 minutes. Serve garnished, if desired, with whipped cream or ice cream.
  • 5
    NOTES: The flavors are surprisingly different depending on whether you use light or dark brown sugar. Try it both ways, to see which you prefer (my favorite is light brown sugar). If you like, layer whole pecans on top of the filling before you bake it. (I don't -- it's unnecessary extra pecans and work!) Doubles easily for two, single crust pies. This recipe is easily made gluten free by using a GF pie crust (I recommend Pillsbury GF pie dough!)
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